For many families, the television really is the center of the living room. After all, many gather there on a regular basis. However, you don’t always want the TV to be the focal point in your room from a design perspective – especially when you’ve placed your TV over a fireplace. Instead, hiding the television when it isn’t in use can help you create a room that’s comfortable and looks great.
Mirrors on tracks or hinges that can slide out of the way or fold outward like shutters are one of the most cost-effective ways to hide a television. Mirrors work well in all styles since polished mirrors with beveled edges are contemporary, while antique mirrors can provide a traditional feel.
Pocket doors are an elegant way to hide a television, and while they look simple, they’re actually quite ingenious. Pocket doors fold out and into themselves when the TV is out, making them disappear from view. When you’re not watching, they look like part of a built-in cabinet or wall.
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